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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Raleigh to Newark?

Lowest Price$84.00
Fastest Train9h 38m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to Newark right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Raleigh to Newark?

In the last month, $95.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh, NC to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $69.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Raleigh to Newark?

The distance between Raleigh and Newark is approximately 419 miles, or 675 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 38 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Raleigh to Newark are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Raleigh at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Raleigh to Newark?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Raleigh to Newark. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Raleigh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Raleigh to Newark for $70.00.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Raleigh, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 35m$129.50
Amtrak Carolinian19h 59m$98.93
Amtrak Silver Service19h 38m$97.78

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

There is one train station in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Newark?

Newark receives travelers from Raleigh at its two active train stations:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Price trends for trains from Raleigh to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$210$140$70NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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